By Southwester Staff
On Dec. 5, a number of Ward 6 residents were honored at the 2019 Brickie Awards. The winners are selected based on their contributions from a wide range of submissions, including nearly 100 nominations from Ward 6 residents submitted online. The event is open to all residents of Ward 6 and hosted by Councilmember Charles Allen. This is the 13th year for the event. This year, Charles Allen honored one of Southwest’s very own with a Brickie.
And the Neighbor Award went to: Christine Spencer, President, James Creek Resident Council!
For years, Christine Spencer has been an advocate and organizer for her neighbors living in James Creek, an affordable housing community in Southwest DC of more than 250 homes. As the President of the Residents Council, Christine organizes holiday meals, ice cream socials, community meetings, and public safety walks. And when a tragic shooting took place this past summer, Christine organized the community and instituted monthly public safety walks alongside Councilmember Allen’s office and her neighbors. Christine has worked to bring on-site mental health professionals, organized community food drives, including holiday dinner distributions, school supply drives, and more.